The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll Here is another book in the Patricia McKissack collection for your reading pleasure! Published in 2007 by Random House Children’s Books, The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll was written by Pat and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.

The New York Times reviewed: “Inspired by a true story, The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll is an evocative book with a universal message” and The Washington Post commented: “Jerry Pinkney’s lovingly detailed, pencil-and-watercolor illustrations reveal a humble but lively place where the family members and their colorful clothes stand out from subdued brown-and-gray surroundings.”

IT’S CHRISTMAS, AND NELLA is beside herself with excitement! She and her sisters have been given a real gift – a beautiful Baby Betty doll. But it’s hard to share something you’ve waited your whole seven-year-old life for, and Nella grabs the doll for herself. It isn’t long before she discovers that a doll can’t do the fun things she and her sisters do together. So, as Christmas day fades, Nella shares it with her sisters. Set in the Depression era South, here’s a heartwarming story that captures the essence of the holiday.

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